Serge TcherkezoffÉcole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and ANU · CREDO and CAP-CHL
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S.Tcherkezoff: https://www.pacific-credo.fr/index.php/ and www.pacific-dialogues.fr/home.php field enquiries in Sāmoa (1980–2000); ethno-historical critique of European inventions (16th-20th centuries) about Polynesia: settlement, “races”, fabrications about first encounters with Westerners: the myth of the “Vahine”; the silence on the initial violence, misunderstandings about political systems, hierarchies and “gender” relations (particularly “gender-variant” communities).